Tuesday, July 30, 2002

Egyptian Human Rights Activist Sentenced To 7 Years Hard Labor For Distorting Egypt's Image Abroad

I guess he's not really distorting it if you can be sentenced to hard labor for speaking out on human rights issues ...

Saad Eddin Ibrahim, who holds dual Egyptian and American citizenship, is a professor of political science at the American University of Cairo. He and 27 colleagues from his Ibn Khaldoun Center for Developmental Studies were tried by a state security court and found guilty in May 2001.

His conviction was overturned but in the new trial he was convicted again. State security agents accused Ibrahim of accepting a bribe from the European Union in exchange for information about Egypt and a videotape about general elections in 2000 that allegedly distorted Egypt's image.

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